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MAT Student to Speak at Commencement

May 20, 2019

The Brown Education Department is thrilled that MAT candidate Eunice Gonzalez-Sierra has been selected by the Graduate Student Council to address all graduating Brown University master's students at Sunday's commencement ceremony.

Eunice, a secondary English candidate, was born and raised in Santa Maria, CA and is a first-generation Mexican-American. She comes from undocumented immigrant parents and thus is passionate about social justice, immigrant rights, and educational equity. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chicana/o Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and minors in Labor/Workplace Studies and Gender Studies, Eunice hopes to use her own intersecting identities to advocate for educational access and equity and a plethora of social justice issues. She has served as a student ambassador for the MAT program during her year-long graduate studies and was named a Community Fellow in November. She has been teaching during her spring semester at the Paul Cuffee Middle School and will present on her year-long findings, "Creating a Reading Community," at tonight's MAT Capstone Roundtable.